Whether you need to stock up on some essential artisan produce for your larder, or are perhaps seeking some culinary education, check out our pick of some of the best food and drink events taking place in Surrey this February…
MEET THE BREWER: BBNO / FEBRUARY 6 / GROWLERS & CANS, GUILDFORD
Guildford’s cultural centre of craft beers, Growlers & Cans, welcomes one of its favourite breweries, Brew By Numbers, for an evening of sampling some of their best wet stuff and listening to stories from the brewery floor.
For more information, visit www.growlersandcans.com
WOODLAND FEAST OVER FIRE / FEBRUARY 13 / THE SALT BOX, PRIORY FARM ESTATE, NUTFIELD
For an alternative to dining out in the town’s latest eateries, head for the woods of Priory Farm and join wild food specialists The Salt Box for a woodland feast cooked over the fire in the great outdoors. Meet fellow intrepid foodies, whilst sampling the very best in local and seasonal produce.
For more information, visit www.wearethesaltbox.co.uk
VEGAN VALENTINE’S SUPPER / FEBRUARY 13 / THE EPSOM SUPPER CLUB
Let sumptuous plates of plant-based foodstuffs set your heart aflutter as you take a seat at this Vegan Valentine’s Supper, courtesy of the Epsom Supper Club. Whether you’re pairing with your partner or in search of your foodie soul mate, book yourself a seat and sample an alternative way to dine.
For more information, visit www.howtocookgoodfood.co.uk
THINKING DRINKERS – HEROES OF HOOCH / FEBRUARY 14 / EPSOM PLAYHOUSE
The Thinking Drinkers are back on tour with their latest liquid musings about the humble alcoholic beverage. Taking an intoxicating look at some of history’s most significant drinkers, learn how pioneers, explorers and politicians have utilized their liquor to the betterment (and detriment) of their careers. A hilarious night out, with five free drinks for attendees to enjoy and sup on..
For more information, visit www.epsomplayhouse.co.uk
CONCORDE CHAMPAGNE DAY / FEBRUARY 15 / BROOKLANDS MUSEUM, WEYBRIDGE
Live the high life and make your way to Brooklands for a Concorde Champagne Day. Sip Champagne during your virtual flight, and enjoy a three-courselunch recreated from an original Concorde menu.
For more information, visit www.brooklandsmuseum.com
BRUNCH & BUBBLES / FEBRUARY 15 + 16 / DENBIES WINE ESTATE, DORKING
Brunch and bubbles… is there the need to write any more to inform you of the benefits that attending such an event will bring to your life? In case you’re curious Brunch and Bubbles, held at the award-winning Denbies Estate, will provide the opportunity to sample a mouthwatering Surrey Hills Full English Breakfast accompanied by a glass of fizz. Once your feasting is complete, enjoy a sparkling wine tour of the estate and sample 3 of Denbies Sparkling Wines in the cellar.
For more information, visit www.denbies.co.uk
COOKING: THE BASICS / FEBRUARY 25 / ABINGER COOKERY SCHOOL
Bored of being the brunt of jokes when it comes to your abject kitchen skills? Keen on finding a solution that’ll increase your culinary know-how? This one-day course at Abinger Cookery School will gently guide you through the basics of cooking, overcome your fears, and teach you the essential tips necessary to tackle the task of cooking up a feast without burning everything in sight.
For more information, visit www.abingercookeryschool.com
Haslemere Farmers’ Market – February 2 / High Street, Haslemere
Guildford Farmers’ Market – February 4 / High Street, Guildford
Ripley Farmers’ Market – February 8 / Village Green, Ripley
Camberley Artisan & Farmers’ Market – February 15 / Park Street, Camberley
Surrey Vegan Market – February 15 / Heart Shopping Centre, Walton
Milford Farmers’ Market – February 16 / Secrett’s Farm Shop, Milford
Cobham Farmers’ Market – February 22 / Hollyhedge Road, Cobham
Ancient Market Place – Monday –Saturday / 9am –5pm / Kingston-Upon-Thames
Twickenham Farmers’ Market – Every Saturday / 9am –1pm / Holly Road Car Park
Richmond Farmers’ Market – Every Saturday / 10.30am –3.30pm / Heron Square
Wimbledon Farmers’ Market – Every Saturday /9am-1pm / Wimbledon Park Primary School